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Old 10-20-2019, 09:03 PM
 
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I know wood is better then propane but am thinking about development of off grid property for sale and and looking into installing propane for convenience as a back up,to those that want it,i know it can turn into a slushy so I'm looking into heating blankets for tanks not the ones you'd use in your bed room and just curious if anyone has had experience with them,,,please be in interior and have made it though at least one winter of neg 50 or so as this is the issue I'm curious about,also if the tank is warm if it's far enough from the cabin can it freeze in the lines on the way and do they make heater lines? I'm waiting on email back from a sales rep for the blanket but figured first hand experiences are good,,,,thank you
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Old 10-21-2019, 01:55 PM
 
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Why don't you get the information from the horse's mouth? Ask a propane supplier in Fairbanks what their customers do to deal with cold.
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Old 10-21-2019, 03:53 PM
 
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Yep,not a bad idea it was on the short list i figured here then there then the blanket rep and put it all together,thank you for help
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Old 10-21-2019, 05:13 PM
 
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AFAIK, propane vapor does not freeze, so your lines freezing should not be a problem. Unless, of course, you are running liquid withdrawal, then there might be a problem. I have never heard of a liquid withdrawal system in household use.
Yes, a heating blanket to keep the tank above 40 below zero should prevent the contents from freezing or not vaporizing (which is, in reality, the same thing).
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Old 10-21-2019, 05:17 PM
 
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Thank you
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